March 5, 2007
Trips on tap for Shepard
The position of quarterback, both on the field and in the world of recruiting, is always a hot topic of discussion among fans of any football program. For Texas Longhorn fans, the position might not hold much excitement this year in terms of recruiting, with Mack Brown and his staff expected to pass on a signal caller for the 2008 class.
But the 2009 recruiting year should hold plenty of promise and excitement for the Longhorns, and the burnt orange fan base has already begun speculating on which player might sit on top of the Texas staff's wish list.
The two most common names that are thrown around are Lake Travis' Garrett Gilbert and Houston Cypress Ridge's Russell Shepard.
Shepard, a 6-foot-2, 183-pound speedster that should rank near the top of the national recruiting lists for the 2009 class, has officially landed on the radar of the Texas coaching staff and he'll be visiting Austin later this month.
Shepard lists a top four of Texas, Florida, Texas A&M, Ohio State (in order), and he said the Longhorns' history of adjusting their offense to meet their quarterback's talents is part of the reason the Horns are his early leader.
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